Jul 15, 2013

You Are Entitled To Temporary Support During Your Divorce

By |Jul 15, 2013|Divorce, Family Law|0 Comments

You’ve made the difficult decision to divorce, but suddenly the reality of the situation hits you — how will I pay my bills for the next several months? Don’t worry because in Tennessee, you are entitled to temporary support payments during the pendency of your divorce. We all know that a court case can take [...]

Jul 1, 2013

Paternity in Tennessee

By |Jul 1, 2013|Family Law|0 Comments

Establishing paternity, or identifying the legal father of a child, is very important to all parties involved: the child, the father, and the mother. It can give rights and benefits to all of them. From the father’s point of view, establishing paternity allows him to participate in his child’s life and obtain visitation or custody [...]

Jun 20, 2013

Avoid These Common Divorce Mistakes

By |Jun 20, 2013|Divorce|0 Comments

Divorce is a physically and emotionally draining experience. It’s a major life event with which most people have no previous experience. This combination often leads people to make common mistakes that result in longer, more expensive, and more painful litigation than is otherwise necessary. Here are some tips to help you avoid these mistakes: Be [...]

Jun 13, 2013

Can Your Child Get A Restraining Order Against You?

By |Jun 13, 2013|Family Law|0 Comments

You may have run across them at your children’s soccer games or dance recitals. You know, the parents who just can’t help but insert themselves into the competition and into every aspect of their child’s life. These helicopter parents just can’t let go. An extreme case in the news recently has garnered a lot of [...]

Jun 10, 2013

Buying The House Before The Ring

By |Jun 10, 2013|Family Law|0 Comments

You may have heard the old adage: first comes love, then comes marriage, then comes Mary with a baby carriage. And, after marriage, comes the house — that’s the order everyone is used to. According to a recent study by Coldwell Banker, the order of old has been upended. Many couples in serious relationships now [...]

Jun 4, 2013

Five Ways To Help Your Teenager Cope With Divorce

By |Jun 4, 2013|Divorce|0 Comments

Divorce is probably harder on teenagers than anyone else. The change brings about an abrupt end to their childhood, perhaps before they were ready. Often, the result is that teens act out in rebellion after a divorce and parents often have a hard time determining if the actions are part of normal adolescence or are [...]

May 30, 2013

Assembling Your A-List Divorce Team

By |May 30, 2013|Divorce|0 Comments

Divorce can be a very stressful and confusing time. You are probably being bombarded with advice, some of it conflicting, and you may not know where to turn or who to trust. The best thing you can do to get through this trying time is to assemble a team of trusted experts who are experienced [...]

Apr 25, 2013

What Is Your Permanent Parenting Plan?

By |Apr 25, 2013|Divorce, Family Law|0 Comments

Tennessee courts require divorcing parents to submit a permanent parenting plan before granting a divorce. One part of this plan is a custody schedule developed between divorcing parties. Your divorce attorney can help you create a custody schedule that meets your family's need and is within the bounds of Tennessee custody and visitation law. Your [...]

Jan 21, 2013

What Rights Do Tennessee Grandparents Have To Visit Their Grandchildren?

By |Jan 21, 2013|Family Law|0 Comments

Although parents usually get to control who has access to their children, under Tennessee law, judges may grant grandparents visitation rights if certain circumstances exist and certain findings are made. At least one of the following circumstances must exist for a judge to consider granting visitation rights: The father or mother of grandchild has died [...]

Dec 27, 2012

Why Divorce Mediation May Work For You

By |Dec 27, 2012|Family Law|0 Comments

When you’re considering getting a divorce in Tennessee, you may be surprised to discover that divorce mediation is required in most instances. But is divorce mediation right for you? Anyone who has gotten a divorce can tell you that they can be expensive and time-consuming; however, divorce mediation can lessen those impacts. Divorce mediation is [...]